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More local harvesting facilities needed, say farmers to U.S. Ag, EPA

Farmers are making little profit, have nowhere to harvest their food and are out of options to keep their farms in business.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


American Legion, VFW send candy to the troops

U.S. troops around the world will soon be receiving a sweet treat from Turlock.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New book takes a look at the future of the Central Valley

In 2009, the Great Valley Center pulled out a crystal ball and asked five notable speakers to take a look into the future.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Aspiranet celebrates 35 years with family, dog event

With 35 years of community service under their belt, Aspiranet has decided to celebrate their accomplishments with some of man's best friends.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


CSU Stanislaus to host observatory night

California State University, Stanislaus will offer the public a free trip around "Our neighborhood in the Universe" at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Search for new TID GM begins

The Turlock Irrigation District will employ executive search consultants Ralph Anderson and Associates to find a replacement for departed General Manager Larry Weis, following a Board of Directors decision Tuesday morning.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Train hits bicycle; rider not injured

A woman riding her bike at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday was taken by surprise after an on-coming train hit her front wheel at the East Olive Avenue crossing.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prop 19 cowboy finds supporters, protestors in Turlock

Howard Wooldridge, a retired police detective from Michigan, and his horse Misty rode into town on Saturday to help promote passage of California's Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana use. Wooldridge and Misty hung out on the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in their Support Prop 19 regalia and interacted with passing motorists and the occasional pedestrian.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


After school programs combine learning and fun

Back to school means back to finding afterschool childcare for many local parents. The Turlock Recreation Division offers several educational and play-oriented programs for elementary school students.

September 21, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: YOUTH LEADERS

Two girls and two boys from both Turlock and Pitman high schools spoke about their adventures at Girls State and Boys State this past summer at the American Legion Hall on Friday. They all went for a week-long conference to learn about the process of the California government, how it works and they even built their own government from the ground up.

September 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cancer awareness event to feature art, dancing, acting

Education will be the focus of Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness Event, and art will be the medium for that message.

September 17, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


USDA awards California agriculture $17 million

California specialty crop farmers were given a financial boost after the United States Department of Agriculture announced on Friday that the state was awarded $17.3 million in federal specialty crop grant funds.

September 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Drop the drugs for safety

Hoping to turn the tide of prescription drug abuse, law enforcement and social agencies are asking the public to join the "Drop the Drugs" campaign.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pay inequality between genders decreases nationally

The gap in pay rates between genders is narrowing according to the latest research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in part because women have fared better during the economic down turn.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


August unemployment numbers lowest yet for 2010

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County, usually a harbinger of grim news, showed a rare bright spot with the release of the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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